What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous silicate mineral. Depending on how they are bonded (tightly bound) or friable (loosely bound), asbestos can appear either semi-solid or fibrous. Bonded asbestos materials are commonly found in houses and often known as ‘fibro’, ‘asbestos cement’ and ‘AC sheeting’, whereas Fire-proofing, sound-proofing, and insulation friable is used. Friable is mostly common in an industrial and commercial setting, Handling asbestos incorrectly could have serious consequences and according to NSW regulations on Asbestos, When asbestos-containing material is in good condition, there is a very small health risk. However Cut, drilled, water blasted, or other such operations that disturb asbestos-containing products can cause the release of fibres into the air. The fibres are harmful if inhaled and may lead to diseases related to asbestos-like asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. A licensed contractor can only remove asbestos under NSW regulations. Therefore, owner-builders cannot remove asbestos themselves unless it is less than 10m2 of material.
Where can we find asbestos?
Asbestos can be found in:
- Wall Cladding
- Old domestic heaters
- gas and electricity meter box
Process of asbestos removal
Our qualified tradesmen in Sydney will expertly remove the material, safely and efficiently as per legislative requirements. Unpainted asbestos material is sprayed with adhesive glue to bind any loose fibres. Our licence allows us to remove bonded asbestos and our staff take care to avoid breaking any material.
When it comes to asbestos, it’s impossible to determine if you have a problem without proper tests and it’s not something that most people can recognise. We offer comprehensive asbestos testing for asbestos removal in Sydney and can help determine if there are any old asbestos materials in your home. The next step is to have the asbestos removed by our qualified asbestos removal team.
Safety is always at the forefront of our business as asbestos is a substance that can have be damaging to your health and property. Once the asbestos is removed the materials are carefully packaged into manageable sizes and wrapped in 200 um plastic before being transported and disposed of at an asbestos landfill site. When you return home you can be assured to return to a safe and clear site or home
Our reputation and services throughout Sydney are impressive as well as our prices. Call Farche for your next asbestos removal project.
Cost of Asbestos Removal in Sydney
The Cost of Asbestos removal completely depends upon the inspection report. It also depends upon factors like commercial or industrial property,type of structure and the age of the building. Farache Asbestos removal are your professionals for this with over 20 years experience and service in Sydney.
Frequently Asked Questions
Asbestos removal must be carried out by a licensed professional as per legislative requirements.
Non-friable is material containing asbestos which has been mixed with cement or other bonding materials.
Friable asbestos means when dry or as a result of a work process, asbestos may be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
Do not attempt to remove any asbestos yourself. Call Farache asbestos removal services who can safely remove this for you.
Homes built between 1940-1980 used cement sheets with asbestos which are no longer used. If your house is new however if in doubt call the professionals to investigate.
Asbestos can be found in gutters, wall cladding, downpipes, roofs, fences, old domestic heaters gas and electricity meter boxes and ceilings to name a few around your home.
The asbestos is carefully wrapped in plastic before being transported and disposed of at an asbestos landfill site.
The cost of asbestos depends on the size of the area, the type of building eg residential , commercial or industrial. We offer competitive prices Sydney wide.
If asbestos is inhaled in can cause incurable respiratory disease. If you suspect asbestos in your home, call a professional asbestos removalist asap.
Naturally occurring asbestos can be found in rocks and various soils and sediments. If the soil remains undisturbed then there is no health risk.